Umatilla Schimmel Sister Act Play on National Television – ESPNU on Sunday | Native News Online

The Umatilla sisters Shoni and Jude Schimmel, will play on national television Sunday at 3:00 p.m. – EST on ESPNU as their No. 3 Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team play No. 25 Rutgers at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

The last matchup was on Jan. 28 at Rutgers, resulting in an 80-71 win for the Cardinals. The game is the annual Pink Game and Tom Drexler will provide the first 2,000 fans that donate to the Gilda’s Club with a pink t-shirt. It is also the Louisville’s annual Spirit Day.

Louisville has a 26-2 overall record this season. In the American Athletic Conference, the team is 14-1.

The two Umatilla sisters won the hearts of many in Indian country as the Louisville team advanced to the NCAA Division 1 women’s basketball title game in April. The Schimmel sisters are the only American Indians to ever play in a NCAA Division 1 basketball title game. They are tribal citizens of the Confederated Tribe of Umatilla Indians, based in Pendleton, Oregon.

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Yellowstone Begins 2014 Wild Bison Slaughter – Sickening – S | Native News Online

Brucellosis is the reason used by Yellowstone to justify the slaughter of wild bison. There has never been a documented case of wild bison transmitting the livestock disease to cattle. Other wildlife, such as elk, also carry brucellosis and are known to have transmitted it, yet they are free to migrate, and even commingle with cattle with no consequence.

Year after year, Yellowstone and Montana officials executing the ill-conceived Interagency Bison Management Plan forcibly prevent wild bison’s natural migration with hazing, capture, slaughter, quarantine and hunting. Millions of U.S. tax dollars are wasted annually under activities carried out under the IBMP.

The wild bison of the Yellowstone region are America’s last continuously wild population. Like other migratory wildlife, bison cross Yellowstone’s ecologically insignificant boundaries in order to access the habitat they need for survival. During 2007-2008 more than 1,300 wild bison were captured in Yellowstone National Park and shipped to slaughter.

Nearly 7,200 wild bison have been eliminated from America’s last wild population since 1985. Bison once spanned the North American continent, but today, fewer than 4,400 wild bison exist, confined to the man-made boundaries of Yellowstone National Park and consequently are ecologically extinct throughout their native range.

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Night Falls on New Ukraine; Parliament Dismisses President Viktor Yanukovych – The Wire

According to the Interfax news agency, President Viktor Yanukovych tried to board a plane to Russia, but was stopped and turned back by border officials. Meanwhile, opposition lawmaker Oleksandr Turchynov was chosen as the new speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, making the de facto head of state.

Ahead of Turchynov’s selection, parliamentary speaker Volodymyr Rybak, an ally of Yanukovych, handed in his resignation and a number of opposition ministers were appointed to key government posts on Saturday afternoon, a signal of Yanukovych’s waning power.

Following her release from a prison hospital, former prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko traveled to Kiev and addressed a 50,000-person crowd at Independence Square.

via Night Falls on New Ukraine; Parliament Dismisses President Viktor Yanukovych – The Wire.